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Stories from Millard West High School
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Madelyn Christiansen | April 13, 2021

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on March 31, 2021.

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Miguel Paredes Reyes | April 12, 2021

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on March 31, 2021.

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Anna Blumenthal | April 6, 2021

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on April 1, 2021.

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Evan Vaslow | April 2, 2021

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on April 2, 2021.

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Jenna Reynolds | March 29, 2021

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on March 25, 2021.

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Edison Geiler | March 26, 2021

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on March 25, 2021.

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Kaden Roth | March 19, 2021

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on March 18, 2021.

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Growing up gifted
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Morgan Weir | March 17, 2021

When I was entering fourth grade, there were two classes students could be placed in: gifted and non-gifted. The teachers and administrators never made the distinction out loud, but the students knew there…

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Miguel Paredes Reyes | March 12, 2021

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on March 11, 2021.

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Jenna Reynolds | March 11, 2021

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on March 10, 2021.

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Madelyn Christiansen | March 5, 2021

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on March 4, 2021.

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Jordan Bakar | March 3, 2021

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on March 1, 2021.

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America’s government is aging
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Morgan Weir | March 2, 2021

There are 535 members of Congress. Of those 535, only 39 were born in the 80s, and just one was born in the 90s. The average age of members of the current Congress is 59 years old, a full 23 years older…

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Madelyn Christiansen | March 2, 2021

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on March 1, 2021.

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Kaden Roth | February 26, 2021

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on February 25, 2021.

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America faced a racial reckoning last summer, Students are still calling for change
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Edison Geiler | February 19, 2021

More than 2,000 cities. All 50 states. As much as 26 million people marching in the street and protesting racial injustice. After George Floyd died in a police arrest on May 26 last year, America saw its…

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Musical marvel
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Jenna Reynolds | February 11, 2021

Music acts as a popular extracurricular for students. While many join the band, choir or orchestra to pursue their high school hobby, senior Dominic Zohlen seeks music away from the school environment.

Dominic’s…

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Edison Geiler | February 8, 2021

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on February 4, 2021.

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Anna Blumenthal | February 8, 2021

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on February 5, 2021.

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Edison Geiler | February 4, 2021

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on February 3, 2021.

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Jasmine Hermosillo-Padilla | February 2, 2021

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on February 2, 2021.

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Miguel Paredes Reyes | January 19, 2021

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on January 14, 2021.

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Emma Baker | January 19, 2021

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on January 14, 2021.

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Jordan Bakar | January 14, 2021

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on January 13, 2021.

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Annabelle Harshbarger | December 10, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on December 9, 2020.

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Horrible Harry wreaking havoc in the NFL
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Jonathan Willis | December 9, 2020

It’s been almost three years since Buffalo Bills defensive tackle and former Millard West football player Harrison Phillips heard his name called in the NFL draft. The Wildcat alum remembers his time…

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Madison Brandis | December 1, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on November 20, 2020.

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Miguel Paredes Reyes | November 30, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on November 20, 2020.

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Jenna Reynolds | November 20, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on November 19, 2020.

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Jonathan Willis | November 20, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on November 18, 2020.

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Shelby OMara | November 18, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on November 17, 2020.

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Kaden Roth | November 17, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on November 12, 2020.

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Miguel Paredes Reyes | November 13, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on November 12, 2020.

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Madelyn Christiansen | November 6, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on November 5, 2020.

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Jenna Reynolds | November 5, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on October 30, 2020.

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Voting is a right, not a privilege
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Morgan Weir | October 30, 2020

After the passage of the 15th Amendment, which prohibits states from disenfranchising people based on race, voter suppression tactics became commonplace in the US. Poll taxes, grandfather clauses and literacy…

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Tenley Wright | October 20, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on October 14, 2020.

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Tenley Wright | October 13, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on October 9, 2020.

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Emma Baker | October 12, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on October 9, 2020.

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Jasmine Hermosillo-Padilla | October 6, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on October 2, 2020.

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Edison Geiler | October 5, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on October 2, 2020.

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Jenna Reynolds | September 28, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on September 18, 2020.

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Censorship: the enemy of student journalists
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Alexis Bahensky | September 23, 2020

We are taught from young ages that our voices are important and we should share them with our community. Getting involved in journalism is a way the younger generation can do that. However, it seems that…

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Stop policing people’s grammar
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Morgan Weir | September 8, 2020

Language is the centerpiece of culture. It’s about more than communication; it’s a shared tool that bonds us with people in our community. However, it can also become a barrier that isolates and differentiates…

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Edison Geiler | September 3, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on August 28, 2020.

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Coronavirus is a feminist issue
Coronavirus

Morgan Weir | May 11, 2020

Coronavirus is exposing inequalities among different socioeconomic statuses, including race, class and, although it isn’t as commonly acknowledged, gender. Most of the major federal and state recovery…

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Annalise Smalley | May 7, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on February 19, 2020.

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Tell tails of the times
Coronavirus

Emma Baker | April 23, 2020

As the cases of COVID-19 continue to rise, people may be noticing another rise in something a little bit more wholesome: pet ownership.

At the beginning of the year, the health service company Cigna…

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Reporting from the front lines
Coronavirus

Morgan Weir | April 21, 2020

It’s 7 p.m. in New York City, and people flock to their windows with cowbells and whistles, hooting and cheering as healthcare workers, grocery store employees and emergency responders return from their…

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Chirping away at the time
Coronavirus

Kaitlin Reynolds | April 17, 2020

Constructing the walls of a future house to a feathered friend and painting the exterior with the perfect touches to make a home is the perfect activity for one Millard West student who spends her time…

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